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Posted by MadManWithABox | Apr 29, 2012 @ 11:22 PM | 2,329 Views
Iíll prefix this a mini review even though Global is out of business by now. Searching the internet I could barely find a mention of one. I finally found a thread over at RCUniverse: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_20..._1/key_/tm.htm

After crashing a plane back in the early 90ís I went straight to the local hobby shop in Sandy Utah, M.R.S. Hobbies, and bought a kit. I ended up with the Sport Flyer 40L from Global. It was to be my first tail dragger. Then the whole college, marriage, and having kids thing happened. It sat on my shelf until about 2003 when I finally took it out and built it.

So back in 2003 I bought a four stroke engine to put on it. I got the O.S. FS-70 Surpass.
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I also got my first six channel radio to go in it. It was the Futaba Skysport 6.

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Posted by MadManWithABox | Apr 29, 2012 @ 10:34 PM | 1,839 Views
I started flying in the early 90's. I’ve been in and out of the hobby several times. The only thing I have mastered from all those years is the art of the crash.

My Dad always had R/C engines laying around from when he was young in Tasmania Australia. I still have one of his engines but I never saw it on an airplane.

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Later, my brother and I got into .049 control line airplanes back in the 80’s. We messed around with one similar to the attached red control line airplane.
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My first R/C plane was a Carol Goldberg Eaglet 50 Trainer with an O.S. .25 glow engine back in 1990. The 50 meant a 50 inch wingspan. It could be built with or without ailerons. I built it with. I started out with a Futaba AM 4 channel radio.
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Description: My first R/C plane was a Carol Goldberg Eaglet 50 Trainer with an O.S. .25 glow engine back in 1990.
I spent weeks building it. I first mostly spent hours taxying it up and down the street in front of the house. Then I would wait anxiously for my sister’s boyfriend to take me out and help me fly it. He wasn’t as available as I was so I inevitably would take it out myself and immediately nose dive it into the ground. She would never fly the same again after a re-build.
Sometime later I upgraded to a Futaba FM 4 channel radio.

One fine Saturday when I was in high school I had finally reached a point where I could complete a flight with...Continue Reading